Truviso's products will give Cisco customers immediate visibility into their data traffic running over their networks.
Systems is buying privately held Truviso, a move designed to give businesses
greater capabilities in monitoring and analyzing the rapidly growing amount of
data traffic that is passing over their networking infrastructures.
officials on May 3 announced their intent on buying Truviso, a 7-year-old company
that builds software that executives say give customers the ability to analyze
network data continuously and in real time. Financial terms of the deal were
not announced, and Cisco expects to close the deal by July.
will incorporate Truvisos technology into its Cisco Prime technology, which
enables businesses to gather and analyze network traffic. Truvisos real-time
analysis technology will enable users to get an immediate picture of their
the growth of end-user devices and applications and in turn the proliferation
of large amounts of network data, service provider and enterprise customers are
looking for ways to better understand usage and differentiate their service
offerings, Hilton Romanski, vice president and head of corporate business
development at Cisco, said in a May
3 post on the companys blog
. Truvisos continuous query technology allows
companies to get detailed information and visibility of network use and
services in real-time, with its analyze-first, store-later capability.
executives for more than a year have been talking about the growing amount of
traffic that will be flooding networks worldwide, thanks in large part to the
rapid rise in the use of Internet-connected devices like smartphones, tablets,
laptops and appliances. A year ago, Cisco officials in their annual Visual
Networking Index Forecast said that by 2015, there will be almost 15
billion network-connected devices
in the world, with global Internet
traffic quadrupling to 966 exabytes per year.
service providers and end businesses are pushing for technologies that can give
them a better and more instantaneous understanding of whats happening in their
want to be able to tap into and better analyze the enormous volume of data
traversing their networks to identify ways to enhance services and generate new
revenue opportunities, Jamie Lerner, vice president and general manager of
Cisco Network Management Technology Group, said in a statement.
Embedding Truvisos real-time business intelligence into the network will help
customers unlock these capabilities at the speed of the network.
employees will be integrated into the Cisco Network Management Technology
has been aggressive over the years in buying companies to expand the reach of
its portfolio beyond switches and routers. Company executives have identified
five key pillars that form the foundation of what theyre doing going
forwardcore networking, data center, virtualization, collaboration and video.
This year, among the companies Cisco has bought has been NDS
(video software), ClearAccess
(network management) and Lightwire
Romanski said Truviso is part of a larger acquisition strategy for the company.
we continue to use all of Ciscos tools to drive innovation, acquisitions such
as Truviso will help bring top talent, new technology, and business models into
Cisco, he wrote. M&A remains a key part of our build, buy, and partner
innovation framework and supports our strategy of providing best-in-class
solutions for our customers. The Truviso acquisition is well-aligned to our
strategic goals of building software platforms and driving business and
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